After winning Copa Del Rey against Sevilla on Monday, Barcelona vice-captain and Argentina football team captain Lionel Messi played Argentina’s final Copa America Centenario warm-up fixture against Honduras in which Gonzalo Higuain’s goal made Argentina victorious by a scoreline 1-0. Honduras is a team who is famous for their rough style of play. During the match, Messi received a knock on his back. Here are the detail news about Lionel Messi lower back injury.
After this tackle, Messi was clearly seen in discomfort and received a treatment on the field and was then subbed off. The Football Association of Argentina said that “Messi suffered trauma to his lower back and rib cage”. However, no news has been given about the time of recovery.
This injury of Leo has left the Argentine football team in worries as Copa America is fast approaching and Messi is their skipper and main man in attack. Argentine coach Gerardo Martino seems worried about this injury. While Messi having treatment at a local hospital, the coach said: “Messi had a nasty blow to the lower back and we are doing studies, I cannot give a diagnosis, it was very sore. He had a heavy blow. I have to wait for the diagnosis to give details, but we are always concerned about Leo.”
This injury could also give rise to mental frustration for Messi as he lost the Copa Final last year with Argentina and was determined to win the trophy this year. But the injury could hold him off from performing to the full and he might still have to wait to win any major trophy with his country. Messi not winning trophies with Argentina is the only thing that is stopping Messi from becoming the greatest player as the other contenders for the title Pele and Maradona won the world cup during their times.